17 Trees Pinot Grigio

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Vintage 2020
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Pinot Grigio, Riesling



Low yielding, young vineyards and a splash of Riesling to add some fruit lift to the Grigio.


Drought, fire and flood, followed by plague. The 2020 vintage threw everything at us, fortunately the smoke did not reach the Riverina and impact the fruit. The drought again impacted us with a dry winter and early spring. Thus resulting in some restriction of growth and yield. Leading to good quality fruit. Harvest began 7 Days later than the previous few years beginning after Australia Day.


Light straw, lifted aromas of jasmine and citrus. Lively palate, soft acidity, fresh, finishing with tropical flavours ranging from nectarine to lychee. The palate shows characters of ripe fruit and a slight hint of lemon peel.


Medium bodied, easy drinking.


To secure the desired colour tone, the juice is hyper-oxidized prior to alcoholic fermentation. Part of it is fermented in 14, 15 and 17 years old French barrels whereas the rest is inoculated with a selected strain of yeast in controlled temperature stainless steel tanks. The wine is then kept on fine lees for 3 months to help intensify the flavours and add texture to the palate.


Alc/Vol: 12.0%, pH: 3.37, TA: 5.8g/L


Best enjoyed fresh,or will age for 2-3 years.




2020 Riverland Wine Show - Silver Medal


This bright, fresh Pinot Grigio from De Bortoli is as crisp as the first snow of winter and will serve you well at get-togethers as a beginning-of-the-evening wine that needs no food pairing. If you insist, some salty snacks would go down well, which will sweeten the citrus and bring out that crunchy green apple.

Skin and Pulp November 2020

De Bortoli used to plant 17 trees for each company vehicle to offset carbon emissions, now they also plant a tree for every six bottles of this range sold.
Peach and Jasmine, zippy fresh version of Pinot Grigio with a splash of riesling to lift the fruit.

The Scotsman November 2020

Great! Lemony vibrancy with delightful vim, this white is alive with decent lasting flavours and a saline mineral twist. Restores the reputation of this oft-maligned grape with impressive elan.

Olly Smith October 2020

This is one of the wines in the De Bortoli project to replant trees lost in bushfires and offset their carbon footprint... Very well made, with more fruit than most large-scale-production Pinot Grigios.

Jancis Robinson September 2020
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